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President Filby Named Colson Fellow

ColsonFellows-2Greenville University President Ivan Filby was recently named a Colson Fellow following his completion of the Colson Fellows program.

The ten-month study from the Colson Center for Christian Worldview equips professionals to effectively engage their culture for Christ.

“The whole experience is designed to help you cultivate a robust Christian worldview and understand people from God’s perspective,” said Filby.

“For example, what does ‘made in God’s image’ mean when we practice racism and sexism? What happens when we treat humans as less than God intended?”

Established by Prison Fellowship founder Chuck Colson, the Fellows program connects participants with renowned practitioners, authors, scholars and thought leaders. 

Filby initially dismissed the program as too time-consuming to tackle, given his leadership responsibilities at G.U. Requirements included reading 20 select books, attending 20 webinars, completing writing assignments, attending weekend retreats, participating in discipleship activities and working with a mentor.

Ultimately, however, the prospect of sharpening his ability to apply scripture to current issues proved too valuable for Filby to pass up.

“In the academy, you might possess a PhD, but you can still have wooly thinking about how scripture applies to today’s hot issues,” he said. “This helped me develop a compelling Christian worldview and defend a biblical view on topics like human sexuality, abortion and end of life issues.”

Chuck Colson (at right), the first member of President Richard Nixon’s administration to be Chuck_Colson-web.jpgincarcerated for Watergate-related charges, understood Christ’s power to accomplish great things through imperfect people.

The Colson Fellows program guides believers to “read the best books, listen to the best teachers and speakers and develop their own personal plan for serving the Lord in unique ministries in their communities.”    

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This story was published on June 27, 2019

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